January 2023 Newsletter

January 2023 at SurlySign Up for the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 10th at Surly Brewery

This year’s SWW Annual Meeting will feature the keynote speaker, George Reese, on the benefits of writing/creating a web series. We will also recap our eventful 2022, provide SWW updates, and highlight new and exciting plans for 2023!!

Join us at Surly Brewing for a FREE drink ticket for everyone that registers prior to the event.  Register here through Eventbrite

    • 6:30 pm — Social Hour
    • 7:00 pm — Keynote speaker presentation, sprinkled with obligatory business items and fun prizes
    • 8:30 pm to 9 pm — More time to mingle!

On our keynote speaker: 

George Reese is both an entrepreneur and filmmaker.

George is the founder of Minnesota WebFest and currently serves as VP of Programming for Seeka TV and CTO for SparqTV.

He has produced a number of web series and written and directed a handful of short films and series as well. His most recent writing and directing credit is for the international web series Utopia Planitia, which was produced in Minnesota and Spain.

George’s career started in television in the 1990’s while working on TV shows such as “The People’s Court” and ESPN “Up Close”. After leaving California, he got into technology during the Internet boom and wrote a number of books on Internet technologies and ultimately started several technology companies. He sold one of those technology companies in 2013 to Dell.

Wednesday Writers WorkoutWednesday Writers’ Workout

Wednesday Writers’ Workout is back on January 4th, 2023 at 8:00 pm for all who want to exercise their writing muscles.  Facilitator Karen Frank will lead the group through an engaging exercise to spark your creativity in time for National Screenwriters Day.

Second SundaySecond Sunday Coming Up This Week

Join Second Sunday facilitator Zach Jansen for a table read of a feature length script.  The next reading will be on Sunday, January 8th, 2023 at 6:30 pm at FilmNorth, 550 Vandalia Street in St. Paul.  Join us in person for a fun read and an engaging story.

Zach Jansen, facilitator of Second Sunday reading series
Zach Jansen, facilitator of Second Sunday reading series

Join Us for Our Regular Programs

Go to our website for our regular script groups, readings, and events. Except for the Saturday morning script group, all online events are available at:

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 533 859 616:

Passcode: 848149

Call in:

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)